In the same way that there’s a speck of dust in the middle of every raindrop, there’s an oversimplification somewhere in every disagreement, argument and heated discussion. The fastest way to find agreement is to hunt for the oversimplifications and give them the nuanced treatment they need.
With one ear I hear you saying something, and with the other ear I hear you saying something about yourself.
Confusion has been used for millennia to control individuals and entire nations. When someone says conflicting things at different times, along with spreading disinformation it throws people off-balance. When people are confused they’re vulnerable to manipulation and you can get them to react emotionally (including being apathetic) and then they can be polarized into opposing […]